Cisco Wireless Benefits

Team Lead - Network and System Engineer at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Most of wireless controllers' features are similar, but what sets WLC, the Cisco wireless controller, apart is that it has an end-to-end solution, meaning that it's running off of Cisco switches, and a Cisco router. So all the platform, from routing to switching, is Cisco. Therefore, having a wireless controller, we can actually manage the quality of service seamlessly. If we had chosen another product then it may not understand, or we may have to make it jump through hoops, to make it more seamless. Since across the platform, Cisco has an end-to-end solution, that sets it apart from the other vendors. As far as the technology, pretty much everybody offers almost the same thing. It's just that they name it differently. Other than that they're the same. So the above is the reason we went with the Cisco. Also, because I'm Cisco Certified as far routing, switching, etc., I understand their technology. So on top of it, that also helps. I don't have to actually reinvent the wheel to make it work. So it's a cost savings for the company, because they already hired somebody who understands Cisco products. It's a combination of those things, so we chose the Cisco wireless controller. View full review »
Ravi Ramachandran
Senior Manager - Pre Sales at Emarson Infotech Pvt Ltd
We have seen that Our organization and many other organization for whom we have provided wireless solution have improved using this product because it helps enhance user experience. We use video communication a lot, like Skype, lync, etc and earlier we used to get a lot of jitters and faced lot of issues during voice or video calls. Presently the technology as moved to 802.11ac wave 2 which gives more bandwidth to the end users connecting to the 5ghz band. View full review »
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Since we have a central server from which our authentication is run, a user who comes from, let's say, California, doesn't have to ask any for credentials. He just comes to my network, logs in with his own username and password, and he gets access to his database. Authentication has played a big role for us, and it has given us mobility. My IT staff no longer has to look after catering to clients who come from overseas. My staff members are busy doing their own work, and that overseas client or any other person is able to do his work without intervention from IT. This authentication scenario has saved us a lot of problems. Earlier, we had to create a guest user, give him a VPN, ensure that he logged in to his own network, and that he got access to his data. We don't have to do that now. View full review »
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Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The tool has greatly improved the system interaction between employees. What I mean by that is with this wireless connectivity between networks, we have the ability to use mobile communication in remote and rural areas. Now we can leverage wireless work phones. This increased mobility has helped our organization. We can talk to one another from different locations and stay in constant contact with employees across the enterprise. Everyone has access to up-to-the-minute communications and all documents and applications on our network. We can work together more effectively. Our customers who use the wireless LAN can roam around their office or to different floors without losing their connection. Similarly, using Voice over Wireless LAN technology, they can have roaming capabilities in their voice communications. View full review »
Vasantharaju P
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Cisco Wireless technology allows us to logically segregate networks, to segregate the traffic between multiple types of endpoint devices, connected to the network. For example, corporate laptops are connected to one network, corporate iPhones will go through a different network. View full review »
Wireless Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
In general, for the wireless LAN controller, Cisco is coming up with new solutions every day, they're improving their products. Networking is getting serious, becoming easier to be done for clients, configurations are becoming easier to be done. View full review »
Ibrahima Thioub
Technology Manager at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
Between 2011 and 2013, we had a lot of problems with our WiFi, especially with the AD. However, with the addition of the RADIUS, it helped. In 2014, it was made better with the configuration of five new WLANs in FlexConnect mode and our environment improved. View full review »
Network and Security Team at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
We work in energy so we manage electric networks and gas networks. Someone had to move across the building and keep contact with the operator onsite for when there is an issue with the network so, for us sometimes it is a problem with gas. It's really important for us to stay connected with phone wifi. We have to study a lot of scenarios because if we have a data center on a remote site and if we lose the connection to the data center the telephone and the wifi has to continue to work. We connect to Cisco wifi and we're able to solve the issue. Even in emergencies, we can respond to a customer's needs. View full review »
Muklit Chopra
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Having Cisco switches in the network also benefits the wireless. Having both in the same network has advantages in regards to compatibilities. It's also pretty easy to get it up and running in a short time, so that's a big advantage. Having the same vendor, Cisco, for switches and wireless, we can roll out more features without having to worry whether they will be supported or not. View full review »
Supattra Smithsirikajone
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Security is an important feature for my customers, and I am able to offer this to them with our Cisco products. View full review »
Myo Thet Oo
Senior Operation Manager at ATG Systems
We also use a Cisco AP in our office and it is more secure than other devices so the accretion system is stronger than others. View full review »
Rattana Chhay
Operations at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Compared to other solutions, captive guest network is one of the best isolation and tunneling. All other features of RF are average. View full review »
Manager / IoT Evangelist Solution Business Strategy at a manufacturing company with 1-10 employees
We don't have to use cables anymore and it gives us a variety of connections. We can do video conferencing and web conferencing, so it has been great. View full review »
Peter Molloy
IT Director at a K-12 educational company or school with 1-10 employees
It give us scalability, integrated enterprise security and guest access, it's self-configuring, plug-and-play deployment. It’s allowed us to deploy a wide range of wireless products, with industry-class WiFi that’s stable and able to grow with our needs. View full review »
Michael Rhoades
Manager Information Technology at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have wireless in nearly every inch of our building for voice and data access. We can deploy our network anywhere we need it to be. It works very well. Our environment as a powder metal manufacturer makes WiFi very hard. It is like a rain storm and headlights. Cisco’s product has made a big difference in our plants. View full review »
Robert Duvall
President/Owner with 501-1,000 employees
Cisco Meraki is easy to use, and the mesh is flawless over 37 locations. We can order and have a direct shipped product without ever having to program it onsite. Just inject it into the template, and all is cookie stamped. View full review »
Phil Durgin
Owner at a consultancy with self employed
* Overall cost per unit including licensing was too high for the value. * The range of the APs was not excellent but mediocre at best. View full review »
Scott Bridges
Network Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It gave us the ability to view wireless traffic, unwanted devices on the network, and how they affected overall network performance. View full review »
Can Unal
Network Consultant at Destek A.Ş.
It's cloud-based. We only work with on-premise devices and usually the prices are good for our customers. View full review »
Sr. IT Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Ability to handle a high volume of large data transfers, incorporating office maps for placement and MDM control. View full review »
Melvin Fiel
Network Specialist with 501-1,000 employees
We have had Cisco 3502, 3602 and 3702 access points, a total of 284 diploids. And for over five years, we've only had two access points that failed. View full review »
Senior Network Administrator with 11-50 employees
Wireless Voice over IP (VOIP) on a diversity of VOIP phones along with Cisco Jabber, Cisco phones, and Ascom. View full review »
Senior Network Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
This solution has improved our organization. View full review »
Dan Curtis
IT Infrastructure Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Service delivery is critical in our organization. Wireless access has enabled users to be mobile and as a result, more productive. View full review »
Assistant Manager ICT with 501-1,000 employees
They are good, but my observation is that their signal strength and range is not that good. But their manageability is very good. View full review »
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